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Things to do in Cork this summer

Summer fun is here! “I’m bored” is a banned phrase when school’s out, so to help you banish those days when you’re just not sure what to do, this list of fun things to do in Cork this summer is sure to be a winner, whether you need to entertain kids, friends from out of town land on your doorstep or you just fancy a ‘staycation’ doing something a little different on your home turf.  Read on for some great ideas on how to spend those endless summer days and nights.

Racing action at Curraheen Park

Did you know, your local Greyhound Stadium at Curraheen Park has exciting racing action, fantastic food and a day or night out that can be tailored to your group size? We have an amazing summer family special for under €30, for a great value night out with the kids. We’re also hosting a Family Fun Night on Saturday 7th July, the Semi-Finals of the Irish Independent Irish Laurels – why not come along and get caught up in the buzz of this highly-anticipated event? Our grandstand restaurant serves quality food and drinks, and you can enjoy drinks and Tote service from the comfort of your table – perfect for a work night out or a special event with friends. Find out more about all the great deals happening this summer in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium – we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Blackrock Castle Observatory

Perhaps you would enjoy doing something a little more ‘out of this world’ this summer? If so, we think you’ll love Blackrock Castle, where you can explore space and alien lifeforms, before touring the iconic Castle and grounds – complete with battlements and gunnery. It’s the perfect blend of castles and cosmos, and certainly a day out like no other. Times and ticket information available on the website.

Cork Week

If boats are your thing, then you’ll no doubt be delighted to join the 10,000 visitors who flock to Cork Week which is one of Ireland’s biggest sailing events. Join the fun from July 16th to July 21st, and you’ll experience an eclectic mix of classes, competitors, good courses and thrilling action – what could be better? Find out more about the event, the entertainment and retailers on their website

Cork City Gaol

For a great mix of culture and architecture with family or friends from out of town, why not check out the Cork Gaol for a very memorable day out? The site is now a heritage centre, so visitors can enjoy one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage and marvel at this magnificent castle-like building.

Wild Atlantic Way Walks 

There’s a reason why so many people flock to Ireland every year – our scenery is some of the most beautiful in the world, so this summer explore some of the best views on offer with an invigorating walk around Cork’s coastlines. Whether you prefer a coastal walk, a stroll around quaint villages or something a little bit more rugged, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Cork. Where will you discover your favourite cove, cliff or peninsula?

Whatever you get up to this summer in Cork, we hope you have fun!